The Lawrence Township Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle fire that occurred on Route 1 south near Whitehead Road just before 6:30 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Police arrived at the scene and saw a 2004 Honda CRV located up on the curb and fully engulfed in flames. Richard Silverstein, 35, of Kendall Park was located outside the vehicle with
burns on his face, arms and torso. Silverstein was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center at Fuld then
transported to the Temple University Hospital Burn Center in Philadelphia for care. He was the
sole occupant of the vehicle.
The vehicle fire was extinguished by Slackwood Fire Company and
the Lawrence Road Fire Company. The fire is still under investigation by Officer John Stever, Detective Todd
Caruso and Mercer County Prosecutors office Detective Marc Masseroni. Anyone with information about the fire should contact the Lawrence Police Department at (609) 896-1111 or